It had been, he said, a long time since he had left the holy wars.
Just a word about the Crusades, or holy wars, before we begin our story.
The writers of the holy wars make frequent mention of it, as a place of great strength.
He repudiates the teaching of Mohammed regarding "holy wars."
The manner in which he recruits his army to carry on his holy wars is very celestial.
Their wars became less and less the holy wars of freedom, and more and more like the aggressive wars of the ancient regime.
Pilgrimage, and the holy wars, introduced into Europe the specious miracles of Arabian magic.
Walter Tyrrel never drew rein till he came to the coast, and there took ship for France, whence he went to the holy wars.
For two hundred years after the close of the holy wars Europe was blessed with international peace.
In the individuals engaged in the holy wars, doubtless, there was the usual proportion of human selfishness and passion.
[Usenet, but may predate it] flame wars over religious issues. The paper by Danny Cohen that popularised the terms big-endian and little-endian was entitled "On Holy Wars and a Plea for Peace". Other perennial Holy Wars have included Emacs vs. vi, my personal computer vs. everyone else's personal computer, ITS vs. Unix, Unix vs. VMS, BSD Unix vs. USG Unix, C vs. Pascal, C vs. Fortran, etc., ad nauseam. The characteristic that distinguishes holy wars from normal technical disputes is that in a holy wars most of the participants spend their time trying to pass off personal value choices and cultural attachments as objective technical evaluations. See also theology.